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immediate need to plan for how to pre- serve this integral industry over the next 10 years dur- ing which we will see natural retire- ment of drivers add- ing to the existing shortage of skilled workers in this critical field. This growing driver shortage will be intensified by the major increases in truck freight that are expected in the coming years. With the long-term nature of the driv- ing profession subject to change and the


“Given how integral the trucking industry is, advances in automated vehicle technology that could significantly reduce operating costs, improve efficiency and increase safety have been the focus of ADVI”


growing need to attract younger, tech- nology-fluent workers to the industry, a combined human- and technology-led response is inevitable. The significant safety and economic benefits of automated trucking, cou-


pled with the rapid pace of innova- tion at all levels of automation from global automotive manufacturers, sup- pliers, researchers and transport enter- prises, means it is now simply a matter


of when – not if – automated trucks will operate on our roads. So what does an automated freight


future look like and how can those in the industry prepare for the most significant transport evolution of the century?


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